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Singapore
Former Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew dies

31/03/2015: Apologist for neo-liberalism and autocracy

  Singapore

France
Elections punish Valls and Hollande

31/03/2015: Department results show need for fightback against austerity and racism

  France

 Venezuela
Alcedo Mora must be found alive!

30/03/2015: Urgent need for international solidarity

  Solidarity, Venezuela

Netherlands
Election setback for Labour Party

30/03/2015: Main parties guarantee austerity - A mass party of the Left with a socialist programme needed

  Netherlands

Germany
20,000 people give ECB “the finger”

28/03/2015: Big demo and blockade against the reopening of the Central Bank

  Germany

 Video
Interview with a Greek socialist

28/03/2015: The Syriza government and the Troika and building the Greek Left

  Greece, Video

South Africa
NUMSA & WASP discuss international experiences of new workers’ parties

27/03/2015: South Africa’s metalworkers union in discussion with WASP and CWI

  Africa, South Africa

Obituary
Harald Mahrer (1974-2015)

27/03/2015: An active, critical and inspiring comrade

  Obituary

 Video
Dave Nellist on Russia Today TV

26/03/2015: Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition (TUSC) standing throughout Britain in May elections

  Britain, Video

Norway
Lessons of the pilots’ strike

25/03/2015: A struggle against outsourcing

  Norway

Israel
Netanyahu mobilises far right to win election

25/03/2015: New coalition will face unresolved crises and bitter struggles

  Israel / Palestine

China
Demand release of arrested women activists

24/03/2015: Has the commemoration of International Women’s Day also now been outlawed in China?

  China

Italy
The instability of domestic capitalism

24/03/2015: Political vacuum pushes FIOM to take initiative

  Italy

Sweden
Central bank rates cut "panic measure"

23/03/2015: Eurozone’s QE intensifies currency wars

  Sweden

Greece
Varoufakis’ “erratic Marxism” is not the answer

23/03/2015: Necessary to clarify ideas upon which successful struggles of European working class will be conducted

  Greece

Tunisia
Twenty three killed in terrorist attack

20/03/2015: Down with terror! Down with capitalism!

  Tunisia

Belgium
No agreement reached between unions and government over austerity

20/03/2015: New action plan against right wing government takes off

  Belgium

Ukraine
Conflict unresolved after ’Minsk-2’ agreement

18/03/2015: Only independent working-class mass movement can remove the region’s authoritarian rulers

  Ukraine

Ireland North
Public sector workers strike against austerity

18/03/2015: For a second day of strike action in the run-up to the May general election!

  Ireland North

 North Cyprus
New strike wave against cuts

17/03/2015: Workers determined to stop austerity

  Cyprus, Solidarity

 Brazil
Urgent solidarity protests needed

17/03/2015: Faced with lack of water for the people, Sao Paulo water company SABESP cuts costs, sacks more than 500 workers and victimises trade union activists

  Brazil, Solidarity

 Scotland
Socialist Party Scotland (CWI) leaves Solidarity

16/03/2015: Tommy Sheridan departs from principled socialist position with call for “lending vote" to cuts-making SNP

  CWI, Scotland

Britain
What lies behind UKIP?

14/03/2015: Its Tory-oriented anti-immigration, anti-EU rhetoric has been adapted to a right-wing populism aimed at winning voters fed up with the political establishment

  Britain

Ireland North
Massive public sector strike against austerity

13/03/2015: Socialist MPs in Southern Ireland Parliament send message of support to strikers

  Ireland North, Ireland Republic

Ireland South
Marriage equality referendum set for May

12/03/2015: Poisonous bigotry must be challenged

  Ireland Republic

Ireland North
Stormont government crisis on eve of public sector strike

11/03/2015: Struggle can force politicians back from austerity measures

  Ireland North, Ireland Republic

Iran
Independent workers’ organizations statement about minimum wage

11/03/2015: Increasing demands for a living wage

  Iran

Ireland North
13 March public sector strike against austerity

10/03/2015: Dead-end of rightwing, sectarian politics - new anti-sectarian party which fights for working class needed

  Ireland North

  Video
Dublin ROSA demonstration on International Women’s Day

10/03/2015: Ruth Coppinger, Socialist Party TD (MP) speaks along with other activists

  Ireland Republic, Video, Women

 International Women’s Day 2015

09/03/2015: Articles from CWI sections celebrating IWD

  Women

Greece
Syriza’s first months in power

07/03/2015: The working class and social movements must enter the struggle for their rights

  Greece

Netherlands
Wave of student protests

05/03/2015: For democratic reforms and end to budget cuts

  Netherlands

Austria
The year starts with antifascism

05/03/2015: Right-wing Ball events, PEGIDA, and neo-nazi Violence: A Month of Intense and Successful anti-fascism in Austria

  Austria, Venezuela

 Greece
Vodafone strike declared “illegal”

04/03/2015: “None of this will intimidate us - we will struggle until we win collective bargaining”

  Greece, Solidarity

Russia
50,000 march in Moscow after shooting of Boris Nemtsov

03/03/2015: As economic crisis deepens, social explosions loom

  Russia

Italy: The instability of domestic capitalism

24/03/2015, Political vacuum pushes FIOM to take initiative
Marco Veruggio, ControCorrente (CWI Italy)

Italy: Mass support for general strike expresses anger at PD government

15/12/2014, New political voice vitally needed
Chris Thomas, ControCorrente (CWI Italy)

Italy: Renzi government faces mounting opposition

01/11/2014, A one-day strike of all workers is needed
Giuliano Brunetti, ControCorrente (CWI Italy)

Italy: Contradictions of Euro-election results

02/06/2014, Renzi seen as last chance for way out of impasse
Chris Thomas, ControCorrente (CWI Italy)

Italy: New Prime Minister Renzi

24/03/2014, His decline has already begun
Marco Veruggio, ControCorrente (CWI, Italy).

Italy: Police ’medieval’ punishment against protesters

10/03/2014, Activists banished from Bologna on trumped up charges
ControCorrente, Italy

Italy: stagnation and instability

05/02/2014, Article first published in Socialism Today
Christine Thomas, ControCorrente (CWI in Italy)

Italy: The five day strike which paralysed Genoa

13/12/2013, Privatisation of local transport delayed
Interview by Offensiv (CWI, Sweden)

Italy: Two days of protest

22/10/2013, ‘Unions of the Base’ and social movements on the streets
Giuliano Brunetti, Controcorrente (CWI in Italy)

Italy: Berlusconi humiliated

08/10/2013, Letta government faces continuing economic and social crisis
Chris Thomas, Controcorrente (CWI in Italy)

Italy: Government crisis over Kazakhstan ‘kidnapping’

01/08/2013, Interests of energy giant ENI over-ride democracy and party policies
Marco Veruggio, ControCorrente (CWI Italy)

Italy: The economic crisis becomes a political and institutional crisis

11/05/2013, The latest events that have happened in Italian politics mark a new phase of development in the crisis in the third European industrial power.
Marco Veruggio, ControCorrente (CWI Italy)

Italy’s clowns: No joke for establishment parties

23/03/2013, In his ‘tsunami’ election tour Grillo began to give voice to the deep discontent at economic crisis and austerity
Christine Thomas, ControCorrente (CWI in Italy), first published in Socialism Today, magazine of the Socialist Party (CWI England & Wales)

Italy: Voters reject austerity in ‘tsunami’ election

27/02/2013, Political instability, crisis and new opportunities ahead
Chris Thomas, Controcorrente (CWI in Italy)

Italy: February election likely to end in stalemate

26/01/2013, Plethora of parties and coalitions but none that represent workers’ need for a fight
Clare Doyle, in conjunction with Marco Veruggio, Controcorrente (CWI, Italy)

Italy: November 14 day of action

19/11/2012, Cgil reluctantly mobilize, but workers and students fill the squares
Giuliano Brunetti, ControCorrente (CWI Italy)

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